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Henri Weakens but Remains Dangerous
Henri Makes Landfall
in Rhode Island
updated

Henri Makes Landfall in Rhode Island

Heavy rain has begun in Northeast, and storm's winds are reaching 70mph

(Newser) - Now a tropical storm, Henri hit the coast of Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon, with high winds that knocked out power to thousands of homes and rain that has brought flash flooding to the Northeast. Even as a tropical storm, Henri had wind gusts up to 70mph, the AP reports,...

New England Prepares for Hurricane's Direct Hit

Henri is a tropical storm now but could gain strength over the weekend

(Newser) - In a time of rare weather events, New England is preparing for another one: a hurricane. On Friday, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for much of New England, saying Tropical Storm Henri probably will become a hurricane and hit the Northeast coast over the weekend, NPR reports....

Teams Drill Holes for Explosives in Remaining Structure

Officials worry storm will take bring building down at the wrong place

(Newser) - Crews were setting up the part of the Florida condo building that's still standing for demolition on Sunday, while others were preparing the site for a tropical storm. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommended the structure be brought down, WPLG reports. Teams were...

Surfside Crews Plan Demolition for Sunday

Officials want operation to take place before storm hits but have details to work out

(Newser) - Demolition workers plan to bring down the remainder of a collapsed condo building on Sunday ahead of an approaching storm that added to worries that the damaged structure could come down on its own, officials said Saturday. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, meanwhile, said two more bodies were found in...

We Already Have Our First Named Storm of Season

Andres is earliest tropical storm on record to form in eastern Pacific

(Newser) - Hurricane season doesn't start in the eastern Pacific until Saturday, but the first tropical storm of the season is already here: Andres, which formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico and had sustained winds of 40mph Sunday. While tropical systems are known to develop before the...

Here's What's Worrying New Orleans as Zeta Takes Aim

Gulf Coast steeling itself for 11th hurricane of the season

(Newser) - Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans about the low-lying city’s antiquated drainage pump system. Zeta, the 27th...

Why 6K People Want to Change Tropical Storm Laura to 'Polo'

Then it would be with 'united' with Marco for all time, petition says

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Marco is already wreaking havoc , and it will soon be joined by Tropical Storm Laura, which is forecast to become a hurricane Tuesday, per the AP . Because of the odd occurrence of two storms battering the same area at essentially the same time, WSBT reports that a Change....

Reporter Stops Reporting to Save Injured Dog

Julie Wilson does more than tell the story

(Newser) - Who says journalists just watch the world go by? Julie Wilson was reporting for WTVD in New Bern, NC, on Friday when she helped rescue an injured dog, ABC News reports. Wilson saw a woman who identified herself as Tasha trying to save the Rottweiler from two-foot-high water. "It'...

Nate Weakens to Tropical Depression

No catastrophic damage reported

(Newser) - Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the US Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern US and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate—the first hurricane to make landfall...

Hurricane Could Hit Texas for First Time Since 2008

Tropical Storm Harvey could turn into hurricane by Friday

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Harvey could turn into a hurricane by Friday, the same day it's expected to make landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas. If it does indeed develop into a Category 1 storm, it will be the state's first hurricane since 2008, CNN reports. The National Hurricane Center is...

'Superstorm' Sandy Makes Landfall

The hurricane gets bigger and messier, but weaker

(Newser) - Forecasters say the center of Superstorm Sandy has roared ashore on the New Jersey coast, packing high winds and a life-threatening storm surge. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the center of the enormous storm made landfall at 8pm near Atlantic City, after it was reclassified from a hurricane...

Debby Changes Track, Stays Close to Florida

Forecast to hit panhandle on Thursday, disrupting oil production

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Debby slowly closed in on Florida last night, leaving one person dead in tornadoes spawned by its winds, and one man missing and presumed drowned at an Alabama beach, reports Reuters . The National Hurricane Center reported significant changes for Debby's predicted path. No longer expected to grow...

Oil Workers Flee; Tropical Storm Brewing in Gulf

Florida could see storm warnings, localized flooding

(Newser) - High winds are whipping up a 90%-chance tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico today and causing oil companies to evacuate rig workers, MSNBC reports. If Tropical Storm Debby does form, the northern Gulf Coast may see tropical storm warnings, and localized flooding and heavy rain could strike Mexico, Cuba,...

Tropical Storm Alberto Forms Off Carolinas
 Tropical Storm Alberto 
 Forms Off Carolinas 





12 DAYS TIL HURRICANE SEASON

Tropical Storm Alberto Forms Off Carolinas

Year's first storm forms before start of hurricane season

(Newser) - With 12 days left before the official start of hurricane season, Tropical Storm Alberto has formed about 95 miles off the coast of South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. Thus far, Alberto isn't expected to make landfall, but he's got his own tropical storm warning and...

Zookeepers Shoot Bison Trapped in Floodwaters

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee continue to pound Northeast

(Newser) - As the floodwaters rose in Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark ZooAmerica, zookeepers made a tough—and controversial—choice: Rather than let two American bison drown while trapped in their pen, zookeepers shot both. Though other zoo animals were evacuated, officials say no one anticipated how quickly the floodwaters would rise, and that...

Tropical Storms Nate, Maria Form

Nate expected to hit Mexico, while Maria churns in Caribbean

(Newser) - Irene, Katia, and Lee all made not-so-nice headlines, and unfortunately there’s more where they came from: Tropical Storms Nate and Maria are currently taking shape in the Caribbean and Atlantic. Nate, formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, is expected to drop anywhere from 2 to 8 inches of...

Tropical Depression to Drench Gulf Coast

Region could see 20 inches of rain

(Newser) - A tropical depression heading toward the Gulf Coast could soak the area in as much as 20 inches of rain, prompting concerns about flash floods in Louisiana, whose governor declared a state of emergency yesterday. What could become Tropical Storm Lee prompted warnings from Mississippi to Texas, the AP reports,...

FEMA Suspends Joplin Relief to Pay for Irene Relief

And Obama will likely have to ask Congress for additional funding

(Newser) - How will FEMA pay for Hurricane Irene disaster assistance? By suspending payments related to the Joplin tornado, the Washington Post reports. The FEMA disaster relief fund currently has only $900 million in it, less than the preferred $1 billion minimum. President Obama has already signed emergency declarations for the District...

Obama on Irene: 'This Is Not Over'

In statement, president warns that impact will continue

(Newser) - Despite Tropical Storm Irene's weakened punch, President Obama urged those in its path to stay vigilant and warned that the storm's impact would continue to be felt for some time. "This is not over," Obama said today in a statement from the Rose Garden. "The...

New York Stock Exchange Will Open Tomorrow

Building, systems in working order after Irene

(Newser) - The opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange will ring on time tomorrow. The operators of the historic Big Board and other major US exchanges said they plan to open for trading as usual. Weather has shut down or delayed the opening of the stock markets about two dozen...

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